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Tuesday April 21st, 2009

Cell therapy debated in Zaragoza

El Dr. Paolo Macchiarini amb la pacient Claudia Castillo

For 2 days, the capital city of Aragon hosted the 6th National Meeting of Transplant Coordinators and Communication Professionals – a meeting in which 84 journalists and transplant coordinators from all over the country debated on transplants and new cellular therapies. The objective of this annual meeting, organized by the National Association of Health Care Reporters, National Transplant Organization (ONT) and the Government of Aragon, is to exchange knowledge and experience between both groups in order to transmit to society the advances in transplants with the greatest possible scientific rigor.

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A Tribute to Mr. Grau, Manager of the Clínic for 20 Years, During the Presentation of his Book

Consellera Marina Geli attended the presentation of the book

On 16 April, the Sala Farreras Valentí of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona was the venue for the presentation of the book “El negoci sanitari. Vint anys de gestió que van canviar l’Hospital Clínic (1983-2003)” by Joan Grau, the manager of the Clínic during this period. He led the team that carried out the physical and organizational transformation of the hospital to make it one of the best in Spain and a reference standard in European health care.

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Thursday April 16th, 2009

IDIBAPS at the Live Research Fair

20090416_recerca_en_directeLa Pedrera became a huge laboratory on 15 and 16 April. Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona) organized the 7th edition of the Live Research Fair (Fira en Directe), an initiative to explain the work of Catalan research centers to the public. Over the course of two days, more than 10 centers explain some of their lines of research to visitors to the fair. Many active researchers explain what they do and invite the public to interact with elements relating to their work.In this edition, IDIBAPS worked with the Respiratory Immunology-Allergy Unit. At our stand, Dr. Aida Herrerias and Mariona Serra presented their research on the treatment of asthma, a disease that affects more than 300 million people and for which there is, as yet, no effective treatment. Using explanatory posters, videos explaining the experimental model and a microscope provided by Olympus, visitors were able to gain a greater understanding of this disease and what is being done to combat it.

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Tuesday April 14th, 2009

Siemens and Hospital Clínic, Barcelona Strengthen Commitment to Innovative Diagnostic Systems

Peter Löscher, CEO de Siemens, ha visitado el Hospital Clínic de Barcelona para estrechar los lazos de cooperación entre las dos instituciones

The joint effort of the two institutions has led to some highly notable results over the past decade. Peter Löscher, the chief executive of the German brand at world level, visited the facilities of the Catalan center, which uses advanced technology developed by Siemens, one of the biggest providers in the health care industry. These include the CORE laboratory and all the diagnostic imaging technology, the basis of the Stroke Functional Unit, which has been in operation for six months.

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Tuesday April 07th, 2009

Hospital Clínic and Catalunya Ràdio Present the Campaign “Crutches for Africa”

The Clinic stretcher-bearer team, promotor of the inciative

The campaign was the result of an idea put forward on the “Suc de Coco” program on Catalunya Ràdio, with the aim of collecting orthopedic material to send to Senegal. The Associació d’Amputats Sant Jordi (Sant Jordi Amputees Association) and the courier MRW are collaborating in the campaign.

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Friday April 03rd, 2009

IIS Clínic-IDIBAPS Holds a Conference on Neurosciences in Conjunction with the IRB and Sant Joan de Déu

IIS Workshop Clínic-IDIBAPS on Neurosciences

Last week, on 26 and 27 March, the second meeting of the Clínic-IDIBAPS Institute for Health Care Research was held at the Hilton Diagonal hotel. On this occasion, the conference took a closer look at research in neuroscience, with the aim of exchanging knowledge with other pioneering centers such as the Barcelona Institute for Biomedical Research and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. The conference dealt with different diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson, schizophrenia and other neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases) from the different levels of research, from basic to clinical, placing special emphasis on translational research.

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